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Poster: jerlouvis Date: May 19, 2011 11:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Playin: the Post-Retirement Years [long]

I hear you LIA,Bob's 80's sound is fairly grating,Phil is drunk,Brent is annoying,Micky plods along,Jerry is in a creative and drug induced stupor,but Playin' somehow maintains it's dignity.It is in fact the only truly improvisational piece the band played over it's last 20 years.I hear moments of genuine discovery and interplay on some of those 80's versions that are unique and exciting,and while not on the level of the better versions of the 70's still stand as a testament to the bands ability to create high quality improvisational music.